Aeromedical Conference 2019

Aeromed 2019Please note, this conference is not open to the general public. This conference is for medics, students, emergency and military personnel interested in the pre-hospital environment.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is extremely proud to host this national event, held at Anglia Ruskin University on Wednesday 26th June, in pre-hospital care which brings together delegates from all over the UK and Europe giving a unique insight into the Aeromedical world.

Our aim is to bring together the specialists and emergency services involved in the care of patients in the pre-hospital and critical care industry to create an atmosphere in which we can learn from each other and inspire clinicians of all specialities to strive towards greater patient care and safety.

Reflect, Learn, Innovate

In the tenth year of our FREE Aeromedical Conference, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance brings you the opportunity to reflect the themes of previous years, provide a platform to discuss lessons learned and to think about innovations for the future.

We have listened to what you want to hear more about. Therefore, this year we will be including presentations on Major Incidents, trauma care and Innovation.

Further internationally renowned speakers to be announced along with an exciting opportunity to win a stand out prize in the coming weeks…

Limited spaces available, book now to secure your place at our award winning conference.

Ben Myer, Conference lead and Clinical Manager at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance said: “After winning Innovation of the Year for 2017’s event, we want to ensure that we continue to push boundaries in our Aeromedical conferences going forward. As care providers, it is our duty to open up about our experiences so far, and focus on how we can provide the most effective care to our future generations going forward.”


Keep an eye on this page as we release the speakers and their topics for discussion in the coming months.

Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis – Head of Operational Resilience and Special Operations Group, London Fire Brigade (keynote speaker)

Graham is responsible for the preparations, training, response and recovery for a range of natural and terrorist threats, and overseeing fire service operations across the Greater London area.
He undertook the Gold Commander role for LFB during several no-notice terror attacks on London in 2017, and works with multi agency partners in London, the UK and internationally to share lessons learned and seek to improve the emergency services response to ongoing high threat challenges.

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Dr Ben Swift – Home Office Registered Forensic Pathologist

Ben qualified in Medicine from the University of Leicester, where he was also awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) by thesis in Forensic Pathology. In 2005 became a member of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination in Forensic Pathology, and later a Fellow. He is also a Foundation Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London. In 2018 Ben was appointed as an Honorary Consultant to the Royal London Barts NHS Trust for his on-going work with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Team and London’s Air Ambulance Service (HEMS).

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Elisabeth Hanrahan – Critical Care Paramedic, NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter

I work with the best of the best: the best pilots, the best crewmen, the best doctors and the best paramedics. This is the perfect recipe for a brilliant work environment and it forces me to step up each and every day.”

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Sam Immens – Critical Care Paramedic, NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter

Sam was initially an Emergency Nurse working in Australia and overseas, including the UK, before becoming a Critical Care Paramedic, working in Sydney, Wollongong and Orange. He enjoys the variety of helicopter primary work, the complexity of secondary cases and the multi-dimensional role of the access taskings that his group face.

His passion is helping to develop new staff – be them Paramedic, Medical or Aviation and watching for that ‘ah ha’ moment when the dots line up. Sam is humbled by the great work of his colleagues who have left an enduring legacy for Paramedics at all levels.

Phil Grieve – Flight Paramedic 

Phil Grieve is a British Paramedic who lives in San Diego. He has been there nine years and works for REACH Air Medical Services which operates a little over fifty bases. Prior to emigrating, Phil was the Clinical Manager for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. He worked with the EHAAT team to turn several ideas into reality including this Aeromedical conference, converting Essex Air Ambulance to a Physician/Paramedic model and implementation of the then new Herts Air Ambulance operation.

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Dr Phil Cowburn – Medical Director, Great Western Air Ambulance

Phil Cowburn is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust) and Consultant Trauma Team Leader at North Bristol NHS Trust Major Trauma Centre. He was one of the original doctors that set up Great Western Air Ambulance in 2007, becoming Medical Director of the service in 2012. He is also Acute Care Medical Director for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to these roles he is involved with ambulance service Hazardous Area Response Teams and governance of specialist police medical units.

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Alex Beresford, TV Presenter and Anti-knife Crime Campaigner

Good Morning Britain weather presenter Alex Beresford’s cousin Nathaniel Armstrong was tragically killed during a knife attack earlier this year. Days earlier, Alex had intervened during a knife crime debate on Good Morning Britain arguing that building more prisons was not the way to tack the epidemic. Since then Alex has investigated the topic further in a documentary titled ‘Knife Crime and Me’, where he spoke directly to gang members, others who carry knives and those who have not followed a life of crime.

Park & Ride

If travelling by car, there is no parking on site. You will need to use the Park & Ride at Chelmer Valley where a bus will be laid on for you. The Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is located on the A130 east of Essex Regiment Way, accessed from the Pratts Farm Roundabout. For Satnavs, please use postcode, CM3 3PR. Please book your Park & Ride voucher as you book into the conference.

Overnight stays

If staying overnight, don’t forget to book your room in advance. We are hosting an evening meal at £25 a ticket, including 2 courses and entertainment at the County Hotel. Please see below a list of hotels in the local area:

County Hotel
29 Rainsford Road
Tel No: 01245 455700
Email: [email protected]

The Atlantic Hotel
New Street
Tel No: 01245 2681680
Email: [email protected]

Channels Lodge
Pratts Farm Lane East
Little Waltham
Tel No: 01245 441547
Email: [email protected]

Premier Inn
Victoria Road
Tel No: 0871 527 9534

The Riverside Inn
Victoria Road
Tel No: 01245 266881
Email: [email protected]

Miami Hotel
Princes Road
Tel No: 01245 269603
Email: [email protected]


Did you want a space at this year’s conference? Stands are available from £250. Contact our Events Team today.

Exhibitors »

2018 Highlights


Anglia Ruskin University

Leonardo Helicopters




When booking your ticket, we kindly ask that you fill in the organisation/company field. This will then be included on your name badge on the day of the event. Tickets are limited to one per person.

Please note: Due to the cost of the event to the Charity, if you do not turn up without informing us at least 24 hours prior to the Conference we will have to charge you £10.00. This will be invoiced separately.

To celebrate our 10 years of the conference we’d like to invite you to our After-Conference Party at the County Hotel. Tickets are £25.00 for a two course meal and live entertainment from 7.00pm through till midnight.

Aeromed 2019

**We are now fully booked for the conference. If you would like to be added to a waiting list should tickets become available, please email [email protected] with your name and organisation/company name.**

Conference Ticket – FREE
23rd June 2019
11:00 pm
Park and Ride Ticket - EHAAT
26th June 2019
11:00 pm
After-Conference Party
23rd June 2019
11:00 pm
Two course meal and live entertainment from 7.00pm through till midnight.

Call us: 0345 2417 690

Lottery Hotline: 0345 2417 688

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840). Registered address: Flight House, The Business Centre, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS.

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